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The bike has been standing in a garage for 2 years. Has a new spark plug, has had water drained from carburetor has started & worked but keeps stopping. Can the lights being on drain the battery that quick & if so would it stop the bike?

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    stuart thomas Oct 28, 2013

    forgot to say the bike is a honda 50 speedy express

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Yes, with a low voltage battery any power consumption can lead the bike to stop. To see if is that nexy time when you feel that the bike is stopping just turn off the lights. If the battery was the cause the bike should recover and run well. A battery is fully charged in hours of driving. If you have a multimeter check the voltage of the battery with engine off. If you have less than 12,6-12,8 volts your battery is discharged. Also you could check if the alternator is charging good enough. With the engine on check the voltage at battery's terminals. You should have no less than 13 V and no more 14-14,5 V. Make the measurement with lights on and off, and with engine when idle and accelerating.

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SOURCE: 95 Honda CBR 900 rr will not start.

Definatly a good tune up would help, but it also sounds as if you may have a bad stator. I would check the voltage at the battery and see if it goes up and down when accelorating.

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SOURCE: Battery drained while riding

chek your connection where the alternator plugs into your engine casing & spray it with electrical contact cleaner

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 kawasaki Vulcan 750 stops running

Sounds like what you realy need to do is remove the carb jets and give them a good clean , this if I am right is the twin V 8 valve engine with twin Klhein carbs , make sure also your air filter is not dirty and check tank fuel filter ,, other than that you may be intrested in the manuel obtainable from this site
http://www.haynes.com/products/sfID1/8/sfID2/9/sfID3/81/productID/399
hope this helps good luck .. and Live long and prosper lol .. Regards Vortash

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SOURCE: battery keeps draining &will not start ,4weeks

Remove the positive cable from the battery and check the continuity from the loose cable end to the chassis or motor. There should be no continuity with the switch turned off. If you don't have a volt/ohm meter (multi-meter) to test for continuity, try touching the loose battery cable-end to the empty battery post. If there is a spark, a short somewhere is draining your battery. If there is no continuity the most likely thing is that your voltage regulator isn't working or you are not getting voltage generated, causing the battery to run down. The tests I mentioned are assuming that you don't have a clock or something else that are constantly on. If you do have a meter, you should be getting a reading of 14 volts, more or less, between the plus and minus terminals of the battery with the motor running.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: bike wont start. everything works. no spark on plugs

98 honda shadow ace wont start electric switch is sticking and the headlight doesnt come on when key is turned on

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